A HUGE mural of Burnley FC boss Sean Dyche has appeared as a feature piece in the town.

The masterpiece was produced to mark the club’s Championship triumph and return to the Premier League.


It took graffiti artist Paul Jones six hours to spray paint the image of the ‘Ginger Mourinho’, which features the club’s claret and blue colours.

The 34-year-old, who heads a graphic design and art company, said: “I have had my eye on that wall for a while.

“All of the fans go past there on their way to the ground and it’s great for exposure.

“I wasn’t sure what I was going to paint on it until Burnley got promoted.

“Burnley FC has been in touch and apparently Sean thinks it is amazing which is great news.

“There is a really good feeling in Burnley at the moment and the town needs stuff like this to brighten it up.”

Following the unveiling of the statement piece in Westgate, the artwork has had more than 30,000 Twitter impressions and more than 700 shares from the company’s official Facebook site.

Mr Jones of Graffia, who works from his studio in Northbridge House, Elm Street, said: “I can’t believe the response it has had.

“I didn’t expect anything like this.

“I’ve painted it in the style of the Barack Obama vote poster.“He captured a moment, so I found a photo of Sean and pictured him with his head up and his face focused.”

The former Habergham High pupil created the mural on a derelict building to the side of Burnley Council-owned Mitre pub.

After starting the piece at 11.30pm on Saturday, Mr Jones returned to add the finishing touches at 8am on Sunday.

He said: “I was covered in white paint.

“You just have to bang it on the wall so that there’s a white covering and then I added the details with spray paint.”

Graffia’s paintings are usually commissioned works in schools and for home bedrooms but the company also produces high-end shoes.

The multi-talented owner of the group provided Burnley and Wales striker Sam Vokes with customised football boots, which he wore when he scored in the last game of the season.

A spokesman from Burnley Council said “It’s another example of how imaginative people in Burnley can be when celebrating the success of our favourite team.

“You won’t be surprised, though, that the council must make clear that we cannot condone unauthorised murals or graffiti.”